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A rare 1943 Lincoln Penny discovered in 1947 has resurfaced and is to go on auction.
In 1947, Don Lutes Jr., a Massachusets based school going boy, came across this penny in his lunch money.
Even though the US treasury declared Lutes’ find as a fake, he still decided to hold on to it.
The penny resurfaced after 70 years after his death and is set for auction. The expected sum it would fetch is between $1 million to $1.7 million.
Leah Silverman recounts what makes this penny so special here.